Staying afloat: Increased revenue fueled expanded operations and new player entrances

Operators in the Urethane Foam Manufacturing industry produce plastic foam products, excluding polystyrene. Industry products are used for various purposes, including insulation, shock reduction, packaging, seat cushioning, fluid filtration systems and others. Industry operators serve many markets, including the Car and Automobile Manufacturing industry (IBISWorld report 33611a), the construction sector and furniture manufacturers. Over the five years to 2018, the industry has experienced healthy growth, as favorable economic conditions have driven rising demand for industry products. Over the five years to 2023, industry revenue is anticipated to continue growing, albeit at a slower pace...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$12bn
Annual Growth 13-18
1.7%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
32,426
Businesses
706

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • As demand for specialized products increased during the period, new players were enticed to enter the industry
  • Foreign manufacturers are not able to offer domestic consumers competitive goods
  • Growth in the construction market generally translates to an increase in demand
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    Operators in the Urethane Foam Manufacturing industry produce plastic foam products, excluding polystyrene. Industry products are used for various purposes, including insulation, shock reduction, packaging, seat cushioning, fluid filtration systems and others. Industry operators serve many markets, including the automotive manufacturing industry, the construction sector and furniture manufacturers. Over the five years to 2018, the industry has experienced healthy growth, as favorable economic conditions have driven rising demand for industry products from downstream markets. The construction and automobile interior manufacturing industries, in particular, have expanded greatly over the past five years, driving sales of flexible and rigid urethane foam products. Thu...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Urethane Foam Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Urethane Foam Manufacturing Industry are

  • Undertaking technical research and development
  • Must comply with required product standards
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as New car sales and Value of construction in the Urethane Foam Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Urethane Foam Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry manufactures plastic foam products (except polystyrene). These products are used to insulate objects or reduce shock in bedding, packaging, seat cushioning, carpet cushioning, car interiors, fluid filtration systems, anti-noise and vibration systems in aircraft, medical devices and several consumer applications such as sponges, mops, paint brushes and cosmetic applicators.

    Industry Products
  • Flexible foams
  • Semi-rigid foams
  • Rigid foams
  • Nonurethane foams
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing plastic foam products (except polystyrene) for furniture and automotive seat cushions
  • Manufacturing plastic foam products (except polystyrene) for insulating automobiles and buildings
  • Manufacturing plastic foam shipping pads and shaped cushioning (except polystyrene)
  • Manufacturing plastic foam ice chests (coolers) and ice buckets (except polystyrene)
  • Manufacturing carpet and rug, urethane and other foam plastics (except polystyrene)
  • Manufacturing plastic foam products (except polystyrene) to shape, insulate and pad apparel products
  • Manufacturing hydrophilic plastic foams (except polystyrene) for absorptive medical products
  • Manufacturing plastic foam products (except polystyrene) for reducing noise and vibrations in electronic appliances
  • Manufacturing plastic vacuum foam jugs (except polystyrene)
  • Manufacturing other nonfoam plastic products (except polystyrene) such as adhesives and coatings.
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • New car sales
  • Value of construction
  • Demand from furniture and related product manufacturing
  • Industrial production index
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Downstream markets
  • Low import competition
  • Profit and rising participation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Downstream markets
  • Industry landscape
  • Table: Urethane Foam Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Urethane Foam Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Construction
  • Carpet Mills
  • Major Household Appliance Manufacturing
  • Car & Automobile Manufacturing
  • SUV & Light Truck Manufacturing
  • Automobile Interior Manufacturing
  • Household Furniture Manufacturing
  • Office Furniture Manufacturing
  • Mattress Manufacturing
  • Packaging & Labeling Services

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Chemical Product Manufacturing
  • Chemical Wholesaling
  • Plastic & Resin Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Flexible foams
  • Rigid foams
  • Semi-rigid foams
  • Nonurethane foams
  • Other
  • Chart: Urethane Foam Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Furniture and furnishing manufacturers
  • Other
  • Building and construction industries
  • Automotive and automotive parts manufacturers
  • Exports
  • Consumers and institutions
  • Packaging manufacturers and suppliers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Urethane Foam Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Urethane Foam Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Urethane Foam Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    DowDuPont Inc., Huntsman Corporation, FXI,
  • Table: DowDuPont Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Huntsman Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: FXI - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Urethane Foam Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Urethane Foam Manufacturing Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Demand from furniture manufacturing (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Diisocyanate
  • Any compound containing two isocyanate anions or functional groups, especially an organic compound used in the preparation of polyurethane.
  • Polyols
  • Alcohols containing multiple hydroxyl groups that are key chemicals in foam, which helps produce the reaction that causes flexible polyurethane foam to form.
  • Polyurethane Foam
  • A solid or spongy cellular material produced by adding water to polyurethane plastics and is used for thermal insulation, soundproofing and padding.
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